Walmart hiring 300 associates at metro Atlanta store

Walmart at 8500 Golf Road, NIles. PhotoPat Krochmal
Walmart has announced it will hire approximately 300 associates to work at the new Walmart store slated to open this fall in suburban Atlanta store.
The store is located in Dekalb County, on the cusp of the city of Decatur. A temporary hiring center has opened at 2179 Lawrenceville Hwy. Applications will be accepted Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interested applicants may also apply online at
Walmart will offer a job to any eligible U.S. veteran honorably discharged from active duty since the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment launched on Memorial Day 2013. Interested veterans may find out more at
According to store manager MaRita Edwards, the store will be hiring both full- and part-time associates.
“Our Decatur location will benefit our community by providing job opportunities for approximately 300 associates which give [them] an opportunity to build careers,” said Edwards.
Walmart provides a benefits program to eligible full- and part-time associates. For example, it provides a variety of affordable health and well-being benefits including health-care coverage with no lifetime maximum. Walmart also offers eligible associates matching 401(k) contributions of up to 6 percent of pay, discounts on general merchandise, an Associate Stock Purchase Program and company-paid life insurance. Additionally, eligible associates receive a quarterly incentive based on store performance.
The majority of new associates will begin work this fall to help prepare the store for its grand opening.
DeKalb Workforce Development Center will be hosting a job fair for the new Decatur Walmart on August 12 – 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The hiring center is located at Walmart Hiring Center, 2179 Lawrenceville Hwy., Decatur, Ga.

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